Monday, February 6, 2012

take cover and run

one of the scariest things that could have happened, happened today. Cebu and a few other cities in the Visayas region was hit by an earthquake today at 11:50 this morning.

i felt the building move and when i looked at the clock, it was shaking so hard i thought it would fall off any second. i realized it was an earthquake but i thought it would just die down after a split second. but it didn't. then the intensity of the quake grew stronger, and that's when we decided to make a run for it! people were yelling "earthquake" and everyone was scrambling to get down the stairs and outside the building. the others hid under their desks, but they were only a few. funny how the first thing i thought of as i was getting out of the room was "gotta grab my phones". LOL.

as we went down the stairs, we heard something fall and break. one customer, a foreigner, was saying "wow, earthquake! i've never experienced something like this before!" and my mom and i laughed (if you could laugh when you're effin scared out of your mind?) and quickly went out of the building. the sign posts were moving, the cars were shaking, and one customer quickly got in their car and backed away! the people across us were just sitting there, eating and staring at us. did they not know that there was an earthquake going on?!?

it lasted for probably over 30 seconds. who knows. i wasn't really keeping track. all i could think of was how loudly my heart was beating in my chest and how strong my heartbeat was. if this was what the end times were going to be like, then i would not want to think about what else was coming. that was the scariest moment of my life. probably more frightening than the time we were in Thailand during the tsunami. (although that was scary because we COULD have died if we were anywhere near the beach and not the city) maybe because we were on vacation and in a way, we still had a home we could go back to. but now, this is the reality of things. once you experience something like this, how can you go back to how you once were? i feel like this is also a wake up call. i shouldn't be idle anymore! i'm too complacent and too comfortable with the temporary things of this world.

i mean, if ever things have to come to and end, i know where i'm going - and that's in eternity with Jesus. if you love your friends and family, bring them to Christ. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. no one comes to the Father except through Him. accept Him as your personal Lord and Savior, open up your heart. are you sure of where you're going after this life? because i know i am. 

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